Sunday, Temple Israel held a Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new synagogue.
The New Temple will be located at its same location on Deerfield Place in Vestal. The old synagogue's roof collapsed back in December of 2013 due to a buildup of snow and ice. The building was demolished and since then the congregation has held their weekly services at the Jewish Community Center.
Temple members say official construction is expected to begin within the next couple weeks and will hopefully wrap up by December.